Brantham: Crews battle blaze in derelict factory

A POLICE investigation is expected to take place today after signs of forced entry were found at the scene of a blaze.

Firefighters were called to the Old Wardle Factory in Factory Lane, Brantham shortly before 11.45pm yesterday.

On arrival the two crews requested further assistance and a turntable ladder and support pump were sent to the scene.

The single storey building was engulfed with smoke and crews assessed the building to ensure that they entered in the correct place.

By 12.36am, crews had made a complete search of the exterior of the factory and found signs of forced entry.

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Whilst the blaze, a spokeswoman said that one fire was located, however there was a strong possibility of further fires.

The turntable ladder was used as a water tower and three further blazes were discovered.

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Using four sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets, crews battle the blazes.

The incident was declared under control at 2am.

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